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Marathon news: Twin Cities sells out; Houston adopts lottery system
by EliteRunning.com
posted June 9, 2010 at 5:17pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. There was more evidence today that the strong growth in running event participation in the United States has not abated. Twin Cities in Motion, the organizers ...more

Not every race should be a Rock N Roll event
by Run Girl Run
posted June 3, 2010 at 12:35pm

I've got beef with Competitor, the group that puts on the Rock N Roll races.They bought the Philadelphia Distance Run a few years ago, and this fall that half marathon will be converted to an official Rock N Roll event, complete with bands and cheer squad...more

The most wonderful time
by Byline to Finish Line
posted May 28, 2010 at 10:16am

Ah, welcome Memorial Day weekend, the best holiday weekend of them all. Why you ask? Because Memorial Day weekend coincides (almost always) with my birthday weekend. Granted, this means little to anyone other than myself and perhaps my parents. In element...more

Summer/Fall 2010 Race Calendar
by Run Girl Run
posted May 27, 2010 at 12:23pm

After much research, thinking and consideration of logistics, I present my summer/fall 2010 racing calendar!6/12: Crofton 10K8/28: Patrick Henry Half Marathon8/29: Annapolis 10 Mile9/19: Philly Rock n Roll Half Marathon 9/26: Dogfish Dash (most likely the...more

That automatically makes you cultured
by Chic Runner
posted May 26, 2010 at 2:13pm

So this past weekend I got the chance to go to a Restitution Press Art show. Now, I’m NOT artistic at all, but I LOVE his stuff. It’s so different and unique and he did a lot of stuff with the LA Marathon. He used a lot of different techniques that ma...more

Five days, four runs: San Francisco
by Byline to Finish Line
posted May 19, 2010 at 2:10pm

As we approached the beach, we could see the landmark even through the  fog. To our left was the Golden Gate Bridge — our scenery and destination for our morning run. This had been my first trip to San Francisco and Mark’s second. While our vacation...more

Registration for the 2011 115th Boston Marathon opens October 18, 2010
by EliteRunning.com
posted May 19, 2010 at 1:51pm

BOSTON, Mass. – Registration for the 2011 Boston Marathon® will open on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. (ET) and will be conducted online at http://www.baa.org. The 115th Running of the Boston Marathon will be on Monday, April 18, 2011. Entra...more

Kara Goucher announces she is pregnant
by EliteRunning.com
posted May 9, 2010 at 5:59pm

In a May 7th NY Times article, Kara Goucher announced her pregnancy. After revealing last April that she wanted to have a child prior to her build up to the 2012 Olympic Trials and Olympic Games, Goucher found out that she was pregnant in January.  She s...more

USA Half-Marathon Champtionships headed for Duluth in 2012
by EliteRunning.com
posted May 7, 2010 at 3:39pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. The USA Half-Marathon Championships are moving north from Houston to Duluth beginning in 2012, USA Track & Field and Grandma’s Marathon-Duluth, Inc., announc...more

Duluth to Host 2012 and 2013 USA Half Marathon Championships
by TJ's Turf
posted May 5, 2010 at 11:57am

The 2012 and 2013 USA Half Marathon Championships have been awarded to Duluth, Minn., USA Track & Field and Grandma's Marathon-Duluth, Inc., announced today."We are excited to have Duluth play host to our USA Half Marathon Championships in 2012 and 20...more

Gebrselassie opens new resort
by EliteRunning.com
posted May 3, 2010 at 9:19pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. Haile Gebreselassie added another chapter to his career by playing host to a gathering of athletics luminaries, including his close friend and greatest rival P...more

Frederick Half Marathon Race Report
by Run Girl Run
posted May 3, 2010 at 3:56pm

It was 73 degrees and raining when I woke up at 3:45 a.m. yesterday to get ready for the Frederick Half Marathon. Luckily the rain stopped before the race started. The temps stayed about the same and the humidity dropped a little bit.I did my usual pre-r...more

Post-London Interview with KIM SMITH
by EliteRunning.com
posted May 3, 2010 at 12:06pm

Kim Smith, 28, has been a top runner since she won four NCAA titles in only two seasons at Providence College.  Since her college success, the New Zealand native has continued to collect National Records and Olympic and World Championship performances...more

Favorites falter at London Marathon, Kebede & Shobukhova shine
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 25, 2010 at 1:39pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. LONDON (25-Apr) — While defending champions Samuel Wanjiru and Irina Mikitenko weren’t able to make it to the majestic finish line on The Mall, Tsegaye Keb...more

Odds maker like Mikitenko, Wanjiru for London wins
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 24, 2010 at 6:09pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. International sports odds maker Bodog.com favors Irina Mikitenko and Samuel Wanjiru to win Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon. Mikitenko, the defending champion...more

Tales of travel dominate discussion at London Marathon
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 23, 2010 at 5:50pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. LONDON (22-Apr) — Organizers of Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon faced one of the biggest challenges in the 30-year history of their race this week as the a...more

Salt Lake or Bust: Race Day Extras
by Endurance Meg
posted April 23, 2010 at 9:55am

Race day went just as planned. I had a great night’s sleep, a good breakfast, no stomach issues at all. It was moderately stressful having to drive Nancy (Marc’s truck) to the race start, but I managed. I felt great during the whole race. Weaving in a...more

Salt Lake or Bust: Day 2
by Endurance Meg
posted April 22, 2010 at 9:33pm

Marc was nice enough to let us stay at his place while we were in town, and B and I got to sleep in a nice, clean, comfy bed. I had stayed at Marc’s place before, but he lived in the smaller off-the-back one-room shack before (on our Napa trip). The fir...more

Salt Lake or Bust: Day 1
by Endurance Meg
posted April 22, 2010 at 6:52pm

As many of you know (as was emphasized in my last post), Baberaham and I ventured to Salt Lake City, Utah, to knock Utah off my list and his first open marathon off his. Since it’s always better to kill two birds with one stone, I picked SLC because my ...more

Why Title IX matters
by Byline to Finish Line
posted April 21, 2010 at 9:53am

Monday was Patriots Day in New England, or more specifically for those in the running world Boston Marathon Day. And here’s a stat you probably didn’t think about — 42 percent of the more than 26,000 runners who registered for the Boston Marathon w...more

Boston Marathon in Review: News From Around the Web
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 20, 2010 at 6:41pm

Exciting Women’s Finish, Men’s Course Record in Boston In case you missed the excitement of the 114th Boston Marathon, we are adding a special links section in this post with all of the post-race reviews and news.  In the women’s race, Ethiopia’s...more

Boston Marathon Women’s Race – Erkesso wins in yet another close finish
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 19, 2010 at 9:02pm

The 114th Boston Marathon produced a thrilling women’s race with several “dark horses” edging their way into the top 10.  From our view at mile 21 – right after the runners crested the infamous Heartbreak Hill – it looked like Ethiopia’s newe...more

Salt Lake City Marathon Race Review
by Endurance Meg
posted April 19, 2010 at 3:17pm

Temperature: 49F at the start, 63F at the finish Weather: Sunny, 0-6mph winds (calm) Participants: 5733 half marathoners and marathoners (71 of which were early starters, taking off at 6:15am) Saturday – Expo: The expo was big and easy to find, althoug...more

Why at 57 I decided to run the Boston Marathon — nine times (plus NYC once, too)
by Fair Game News
posted April 19, 2010 at 12:32pm

That's me in the blue, heading up Heartbreak Hill < p> By Davi-Ellen Chabner On this morning of the 2010 Boston Marathon, I‘m thinking about where I have been for the past nine years:  At the starting line in Hopkinton, wondering if I have it ...more

Eliterunning’s 2010 Boston Marathon Women’s Race Preview
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 15, 2010 at 7:32pm

Setting the Stage With defending champion Salina Kosgei and runner-up Dire Tune returning to Hopkinton to chase the laurel wreath, this year’s women’s race promises to be an exciting fight to the finish. In an all-out sprint down Boylston Street last...more

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